You are passionate about good design, have a positive attitude, and a sense of humor. We are a nationally recognized architectural studio with a friendly environment, plenty of comradery, and a penchant for rewarding innovative ideas. And the best part: we’re always accepting resumes from candidates like you.

Your cover letter should include: information on you as a human being and the type of position you’re seeking, as well as highlighting your experience most relevant to KGA. All inquiries regarding employment opportunities may be directed to: Jennifer Williams at jwilliams@kgarch.com

Careers

At KGA, our mission is to create beautiful, forward-thinking architecture fueled by innovation, creativity and collaboration with our clients.

KGA Values

Inspire Innovation

Our designs are fueled by innovation, creativity and the desire to lead change. Great ideas come from everywhere. We let ideas evolve and breathe new life into our designs.

Attitude of Gratitude

We express gratitude to ourselves, our peers and our clients. The more we express gratitude, the more likely we’ll have more to be grateful for.

Own It

We value respect, reliability and trustworthiness. We are accountable to each other, our clients and our community. We proactively manage our outcomes.

Be Honest

Let’s be honest. Giving and getting feedback can be really hard. Knowing your clients and peers are being honest develops trust. Trust and honesty contribute to strong and lasting relationships with each other and within our industry.

Let It Breathe

Our world is all about immediate action. While timeliness is important, we believe taking the time for thoughtful communication leads to a better outcome. Our first reaction isn’t always our best, so we let it breathe.

Fill the Tank

At KGA, we encourage everyone to be responsible for their own wellbeing. We help ourselves, so we can help others and our business. We make time to celebrate, laugh, share experiences, and enjoy each other, because work without fun is just … work!

Give Back

We give back to the industry and our community through volunteering, mentoring and participating in events. By helping our coworkers, colleagues and community, we share in and support the growth and wellbeing of others.

What We Offer

  • Ongoing professional development
  • Opportunity for career advancement and achievement
  • An environment where new ideas are welcomed
  • An organization that values giving back and paying it forward
  • A belief that health and happiness breed creativity and innovation

Benefits

Paid Healthcare

Wellness is key to productive work, so we offer gold standard health, vision and dental insurance at a minimal employee investment.

Dog-Friendly Office

Our pups keep us happy, including while we work. Some rules apply.

Paid Personal Time

We provide 11 days of paid leave your first year, followed by three weeks after one year, and four weeks after five years.

Paid Holidays

We also provide eleven paid holidays throughout the year, in addition to our regular vacation days.

Flexible Schedule

Life doesn’t always happen after 5pm. And, for better or worse, technology has created a 24 hour work day. As long as the work gets done and we can find you when we need you; our work schedules are flexible.

Financial Planning

In addition to 401k with matching (100% up to 3% + 50% between 4-5%) and 100% KGA-paid life insurance and disability benefits, you have access to one of the top 100 Financial Advisors in the country at no charge.

Incentive Pay

Our theory is, all employees help with business development. If your efforts draw clients to the firm, we compensate you with commission.

Education Investment

We believe professional growth keeps us engaged, so each employee receives an annual stipend to put toward their development.

Our business and team are diverse, inclusive, and always learning. And we work hard every day to ensure the incredible people who make up our team feel safe, empowered, and excited to bring their authentic selves to each project.

Hey you. Yeah, you. See an opportunity that interests you? Is there a skill or experience that you (and only you) can bring to our team? We’d love to hear from you. And we encourage you to throw your hat in the ring; apply for open roles and while you’re at it, apply for roles that aren’t open, too. Or you could always invent a role, tell us how you’d approach the work, and help us understand how it will help us bring community design to more homes and neighborhoods. We’re listening.

KGA is Always Accepting Resumes for the Following Positions

The Opportunity: Designer

Works in concert with the Senior Architect, Associate(s), Principal Architect or Director of Design and has full responsibility for creating and managing the design direction of a project in addition to project management responsibilities for assigned projects.

  • Coordinates project design, develops creative-design concepts for projects, and prepares presentations and design drawings.
  • Works independently on architectural design projects and often coordinates project design efforts. Develops planning and creative-design concepts for projects.
  • Prepares presentation and design drawings and details.
  • Prepares strategic plans for project success.
  • Responsible for the coordination of all project efforts, administrative and technical, to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective execution of assigned projects.
  • Serves as the primary client liaison to bring the schedule, budgets and scope of work to completion and to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Actively manages the client, budgets, invoicing, schedules, programs, project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments.
  • Estimates fee, determines scope of work, and contributes the information for proposal and contract preparation.
  • Manage all aspects of subconsultant engagement and serve as conduit to the project and team.
  • Oversee the design to ensure it is meeting the building and zoning code research.
  • Production of CADD presentations and plan documents.
  • Perform QC review and generate redlines prior to final QC review by Production Director, Senior Architect or similar.
  • Steward company values and processes.
  • Provide design mentoring and training for junior staff and team members.
  • Attend and contribute to internal meetings as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

What are we looking for?

Experience & Ability

  • A degree in Architecture
  • 8+ years’ work experience developing details and providing planning and design support in the preparation of design development
  • License preferred but not required
  • AutoCAD and REVIT proficiency required
  • A proven track record for independent critical and strategic thinking
  • Comfort with front-facing client interaction while providing a high level of customer service
  • Understanding of architectural design and construction observation
  • Working knowledge of building codes
  • Knowledge of construction with regards to material & methods
  • Strong communication skills; both verbal and written

Characteristics & Qualities

  • Strategic thinker
  • Ability to bring your best everyday
  • An interest in on-going growth and improvement
  • Accountability, honesty and respect
  • Passion for design and architecture

Compensation

$70,000 to $100,000 annual salary plus discretionary and profit-sharing bonuses and a robust benefits package including:

  • Healthcare: KGA offers gold standard health, vision and dental insurance at a minimal employee investment
  • Paid Personal Time: We provide 11 days of paid leave your first year, followed by three weeks after one year, and four weeks after five years
  • Paid Holidays: We also provide eleven paid holidays throughout the year, in addition to our regular vacation days
  • Dog-Friendly Office (some rules apply)
  • Financial Planning: In addition to 401k with matching and 100% KGA-paid life insurance and disability benefits, you have access to one of the top 100 Financial Advisors in the country at no charge
  • Education Investment: We believe professional growth keeps us engaged, so each employee receives an annual stipend to put toward their development
  • For more details on the benefits we offer, see benefits package

Location

KGA is moving to York Street Yards on April 18th, 2022. Our new address will be 3881 Steele St, Ste 1132, Denver, CO 80205. We will be in temp space (also in York Street Yards) from April until October-ish while our new office is being built out.

How to Apply

If you are interested in an employment opportunity with KGA, click here to apply and send us your cover letter, resume and sample construction drawings or similar sample of work. For questions, contact Jennifer Williams at jwilliams@kgarch.com.

The Opportunity: Draftsperson II

Primary responsibility is to create drawings infused with whatever technical details are appropriate to the project. Often a part of a project team directed by a Project Manager, Job Captain, or Architect.

Responsibilities

  • Independently prepares CADD production of presentation and plan documents; including detailing
  • Performs analyses of design, planning and occupancy studies, and limited design layouts.
  • Prepares project specifications, compiling and analyzing relevant data.
  • Reviews completed reports, plans, estimates and calcs.
  • Redline pick-up
  • Graphic illustration
  • Communicate progress update to Project Managers and Principals via weekly reports
  • Prepares internal and external reports as directed
  • Collaborate with various teams to ensure best project outcomes
  • Participate in client, company and team meetings as needed and directed
  • Follow and understanding of company standards and procedures
  • Other duties as requested or assigned
  • Opportunity for expanded responsibilities and growth

What are we looking for:

Experience & Ability

  • Minimum 3+ years’ work experience in architecture or similar field required
  • An undergraduate degree in Architecture, Associates degree in Drafting or completed course work in a related field of study
  • REVIT proficiency required, AutoCAD a plus
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch Up and Lumion or Enscape, a plus
  • Strong communication skills; both verbal and written

Characteristics & Qualities

  • Ability to bring your best everyday
  • An interest in on-going growth and improvement
  • A positive can-do attitude
  • A passion for architecture and other outside interests that feed your soul
  • Accountability, honesty and respect

Compensation

$50,000 to $75,000 annual salary plus discretionary and profit-sharing bonuses and a robust benefits package including:

  • Healthcare: KGA offers gold standard health, vision and dental insurance at a minimal employee investment
  • Paid Personal Time: We provide 11 days of paid leave your first year, followed by three weeks after one year, and four weeks after five years
  • Paid Holidays: We also provide eleven paid holidays throughout the year, in addition to our regular vacation days
  • Dog-Friendly Office (some rules apply)
  • Financial Planning: In addition to 401k with matching and 100% KGA-paid life insurance and disability benefits, you have access to one of the top 100 Financial Advisors in the country at no charge
  • Education Investment: We believe professional growth keeps us engaged, so each employee receives an annual stipend to put toward their development
  • For more details on the benefits we offer, see benefits package

Location

KGA is moving to York Street Yards on April 18th, 2022. Our new address will be 3881 Steele St, Ste 1132, Denver, CO 80205. We will be in temp space (also in York Street Yards) from April until October-ish while our new office is being built out.

How to Apply

If you are interested in an employment opportunity with KGA, click here to apply and send us your cover letter, resume and sample construction drawings or similar sample of work. For questions, contact Jennifer Williams at jwilliams@kgarch.com.

The Opportunity:  Job Captain

Responsible for overseeing the actual drafting of the project and takes directions from the Project Manager, the Project Architect or Principal Architect.

Responsibilities

  • CADD production of presentation and plan documents
  • Work with different jurisdictions to determine building and zoning codes
  • Generate & pick up redlines
  • Collaborate and lead various teams to ensure best project outcomes
  • Participate in and generate notes for client and team meetings
  • Communicate progress update to Project Managers and Principals via weekly reports
  • Use and understanding of company standards and procedures
  • Other duties as requested or assigned
  • Opportunity for expanded responsibilities and growth

What are we looking for?

Experience & Ability

  • AutoCAD and REVIT proficiency required
  • A proven track record for critical and strategic thinking
  • Working knowledge of building codes
  • Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch Up a plus
  • Minimum 5+ years’ work experience in architecture or similar field a plus
  • A degree in Architecture or matching background
  • Strong communication skills; both verbal and written

Characteristics & Qualities

  • Strategic thinker
  • Ability to bring your best everyday
  • An interest in on-going growth and improvement
  • A positive can do attitude
  • Accountability, honesty and respect
  • Passion for Architecture

Pay Scale

$58,000 to $75,000 salary plus commission on projects generated and managed by employee, discretionary and profit-sharing bonuses, plus a robust benefits package. Want more info? Click here to read KGA’s employee benefits summary.

Location

KGA is moving to York Street Yards on April 18th, 2022. Our new address will be 3881 Steele St, Ste 1132, Denver, CO 80205. We will be in temp space (also in York Street Yards) from April until October-ish while our new office is being built out.

How to Apply

If you are interested in an employment opportunity with KGA, click here to apply and send us your cover letter, resume and sample construction drawings or similar sample of work. For questions, contact Jennifer Williams at jwilliams@kgarch.com.

The Opportunity:  Project Manager

Works at the direction of the Senior Project Manager, Associate(s), Principal Architect or Director of Design to develop, design, organize and review construction documents.

Responsibilities

  • Manage projects to the best possible outcome for the company and client.
  • Review agreements for scope, rate and terms to determine necessity for additional services and execute
  • Production of CADD presentations and plan documents
  • Perform QC review and generate redlines
  • Determine building and zoning codes in a variety of jurisdictions
  • Manage all aspects of subconsultant engagement and serve as conduit to the project and team
  • Steward company values and processes
  • Generate internal and external reports and communications as required
  • Provide mentoring and training to junior staff and team members
  • Attend and contribute to internal meetings as requested
  • Participate in refinement of processes and standards to continually improve quality, drawing sets, client interaction and project management
  • Other duties as assigned or requested
  • Expanded opportunities as requested, needed or earned

What We Are Looking For

Experience & Ability

  • AutoCAD and REVIT proficiency required
  • A proven track record for independent critical and strategic thinking
  • Comfort with front-facing client interaction while providing a high level of customer service
  • Understanding of architectural design and construction observation
  • Working knowledge of building codes
  • Minimum 7+ years’ work experience in architecture or similar field a plus
  • Knowledge of construction with regards to material & methods
  • A degree in Architecture or equivalent experience
  • Strong communication skills; both verbal and written

Characteristics & Qualities

  • Strategic thinker
  • Ability to bring your best everyday
  • An interest in on-going growth and improvement
  • Accountability, honesty and respect
  • Passion for architecture

Pay Scale

$70,000 to $95,000 salary plus commission on projects generated and managed by employee, discretionary and profit-sharing bonuses, plus a robust benefits package. Want more info? Click here to read KGA’s employee benefits summary.

Location

KGA is moving to York Street Yards on April 18th, 2022. Our new address will be 3881 Steele St, Ste 1132, Denver, CO 80205. We will be in temp space (also in York Street Yards) from April until October-ish while our new office is being built out.

How to Apply

If you are interested in an employment opportunity with KGA, click here to apply and send us your cover letter, resume and sample construction drawings or similar sample of work. For questions, contact Jennifer Williams at jwilliams@kgarch.com.

Success! Your custom home program template is on the way.

Please check your email for your custom home program template download.

Get the KGA custom home program delivered right to your inbox

We’ll also send you our monthly newsletter with new blogs and other KGA news. You can unsubscribe at any time.